Unformatted text preview: in court, lobbying legislators and writing books and articles that argued, as she did in The New York Times Magazine in February 2003, “The presence or absence of a disability doesn’t predict quality of life.”” Johnson’s disability did not play any role in the amount of joy she derived from her life. She felt that her disability even gave her existence something unique: “I used to try to explain that in fact I enjoy life, that it’s a great pleasure to zoom by power chair on these delicious muggy streets, and that I have no more reason to kill myself than most people.”...
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- Spring '11
- Schizophrenia, Mrs. Morelli Harriet McBryde Johnson